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FEATUREPOLICY

Collaborative Research for More Democratic Policy

“…politicians don’t live our lives and have no intentions of living our lives – you with me? They just make decisions about our lives, even though they know nothing about …

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FEATUREPOLICY

How is ‘Devo Manc’ reshaping Greater Manchester’s transport infrastructure and who is doing it?

By Dr Mike Hodson and Professor Andrew McMeekin With the launch of a new project based at the University of Manchester—‘Making devolution work differently: housing and transport in Greater Manchester after devolution’—Mike Hodson …

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FEATUREPOLICY

Precarious Lives, Democracy and ‘Affective Politics’

“…politicians don’t live our lives and have no intention of living our lives – you with me? They just make the decisions about our lives, even though they know nothing …

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FEATUREPOLICY

Berry’s ‘disoriented left’ and the possibilities of an alternative

Craig Berry’s paper, ‘The disoriented left? Growth model failure and the nascent politics of a transformative narrative’ is a most welcome contribution to a debate around the political economy of the …

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POLICY

The Politics of Poverty and the Silencing of Inequality

Poverty in the UK is set to rise as a result of current government policy, with the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicting that the number of children in relative poverty …

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POLICY

Not racist, just resentful

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford In continental Europe, governments, civil society and academics are increasingly likely to repeat the mantra that integration is “a …

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POLICY

Were 2011 rioters sentenced more harshly?

By Dr Carly Lightowlers and Dr Hannah Quirk In the wake of the summer disorder of 2011, debate around the proportionality of sentences dispensed for relatively trivial behaviour, such as stealing …

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POLICY

Embracing Our Everyday

If anti-poverty actions are to make a difference, they must have an impact on the everyday experiences of people, making life better on a daily basis, while also moving towards …

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POLICY

The Centre for Social Justice: Decision-based evidence making to punish the poor

By Daniel Silver, Becky Clarke, Amina Lone, Patrick Williams Iain Duncan Smith established the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) think-tank in 2004 following his ‘Easterhouse epiphany’ in Glasgow, as he …

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